Cidco sanctions `10-cr for 100-bed hospital in Uran
The rising population of Uran taluka, increased traffic and industrialization have led to a rise in the number of accidents. Due to the absence of adequate emergency services in the region, patients often have to be rushed to Panvel, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. There have been people succumbing to the injuries by the time they reached the hospitals.
For long there had been demand in Uran for a well equipped hospital to handle such serious cases. This demand is soon going to be fulfilled.
According to Uran MLA Manohar Bhhoir, “Taking this into consideration the situation in the area and the demand of the residents, a modern wellequipped 100-bed hospital has been planned in Uran by CIDCO. It has allocated Rs 10 crore for the government hospital.”
He added, “It will have a trauma centre to provide immediate medical assistance to accident victims.”
Uran has a population of 2.25 lakh and a floating population of around 60,000 that come to and fro for jobs taking the total population to around 3 lakh.
At present there is just a 30 bed government hospital in Uran of which a few beds are reserved for women. The hospital lacks emergency and other medical services.
Political and social organisations of Uran have regularly raised the issue. Protests too have been held in the past on the issue. Former Uran MLA Vivek Patil too had followed up on the issue.
Bhoir took it up after being elected and got state health minister Dr. Deepak Sawant to inspect the plot that CIDCO planned to give for the hospital.
Bhoir said, “The state government has allocated Rs 84 crore for the government hospital. Cidco has allocated Rs 10 cr for the construction of the hospital.”